The Abandoned An' Forsaked - Aunt May is Dead?

All throughout December, we will be examining comic book stories and ideas that were not only abandoned, but also had the stories/plots specifically "overturned" by a later writer (as if they were a legal precedent). Click here for an archive of all the previous editions of The Abandoned An' Forsaked.

Today we look at the first (of many?) deaths of Aunt May.


In Amazing Spider-Man #400, Aunt May and Peter spend some quality time together in her final hours before she passes away...

Really well-handled stuff by J.M. DeMatteis.

Okay, so fast forward a few years and Peter gets word that "May" is alive and being held captive by the Green Goblin inside of a house. He thinks it is his daughter, who was stillborn.


He encounters the Green Goblin on the way...

After seemingly defeating him, Spidey heads for his baby...

The next part of the storyline, Spidey takes Aunt May to Reed Richards...

and later, in battle with the Goblin again, Spidey learns Osborn's rather...complicated plan...

And Aunt May has been alive ever since (for now!)!

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